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Mount Greylock, Adams

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Mount Greylock is a 3,489-foot (1,063-meter) mountain located in the northwest corner of Massachusetts and is the highest point in the state. Its summit is in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Technically, Mount Greylock is geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, which are not associated with the abutting Berkshire Mountains to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, topped by a 93-foot-high (28 m) lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverses the mountain, including the Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.
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  • Highest mountain in Massachusetts where you can see to neighboring states. Drove up and enjoyed the fall foliage. Climbed the monument at the top for better views. Saw 2 bears on the drive up! Trails....  more
    Highest mountain in Massachusetts where you can see to neighboring states. Drove up and enjoyed the fall foliage. Climbed the monument at the top for better views. Saw 2 bears on the drive up! Trails....  more »
  • We travel up every year on Rte. 7 from Conn. for the foliage and visit our friends at the Sheffield Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Stayed at the Pittsfield Holiday Inn & Suites which is... 
    We travel up every year on Rte. 7 from Conn. for the foliage and visit our friends at the Sheffield Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Stayed at the Pittsfield Holiday Inn & Suites which is...  more »
  • Worth it for the sense of accomplishment you feel when you climb the stairs of the tower to take I. The view of 5 states. Unfortunately, they plopped a tower down in the MIDDLE of the western view... 
    Worth it for the sense of accomplishment you feel when you climb the stairs of the tower to take I. The view of 5 states. Unfortunately, they plopped a tower down in the MIDDLE of the western view...  more »
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  • Amazing experience for hiking. the trail is easy. less than 2 hours to reach the top. excellent view and beautiful landscapes. I loved.
  • I have choose Cheshire Harbor Trail and it took 1 hour and 50 minutes to Summit from parking lot. When you are climbing up you will crossing several times the asphalt road on top, but also you could see the beautiful, I wish to say amazing pond with cabin. Yeah, maybe 3491 feet is not a big deal for hikers /climbers, but overlook on the top and World War I Memorial will take you breath. Go ahead guys, you are always right when you are trying to reach a higher point!
  • We came in from North Adams side. It was beautiful but be cautious of cyclists. There were lots of turns which would make it difficult to pass. There are areas to pull off to take pictures and once at the top well worth it. We were alble to go into the tower. Ìt has a spiral staircase that has 97 steps so not for everyone. We took the south side drive back down that had less hair pinned turns. This way takes you to vistor center and route 7
  • A beautiful experience! I arrived in the morning when the clouds were low which created a unique experience of being in the clouds. As a few hours passed the clouds melted away revealing the grand view below. Almost like the curtain opening to show. Bascome Lodge offers snacks and clean facilities. Make sure to visit inside the War Memorial to complete your visit a look out through the tower windows. Expect to be winded climbing the 90 feet of a spiral stairs.
  • High point of the state of Massachusetts. Drive or hike. Usually there is a fee for cars with out-of-state plates. Stairs to the top of the tower and incredible 360 degree views once you get up there. Gorgeous vista and panorama of the region. It’s worth the time and the drive and the possible entry fee to come up here and take in this incredible view.

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